Uggie is the first dog to leave paw prints at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. According to the Associated Press “The Artist” star was accompanied by his friends and costars at the ceremony that was held on Monday in Hollywood.
It was about time for a dog to be admitted among the stars that have had their hands imprinted at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater and Uggie was the first canine actor to leave his paw prints. The entire city of Los Angeles celebrated the special event as Councilman Tom LaBonge established the “Uggie Day”.
Uggie can’t speak, but his trainer Omar Van Muller gave voice to the canine actor’s wishes. Muller told the crowd that the actor would like to encourage everyone to adopt. As a matter of fact, Uggie was adopted, too, and thanks to his master’s generosity he managed to become a star. The trainer concluded the message by saying that all dogs become the stars of their homes, even if they don’t make it on the big screen, which is why it is important to adopt.
In addition to the above mentioned message, Omar Van Muller announced that Uggie was going to retire from the film industry. The artist was involved in numerous other projects, such as, “Mr. Fix It” and “Water For Elephants”; therefore, it was time for him to take a break after all this work. Nevertheless, Uggie will continue to be active by taking part at charity events where he will do his best to bring awareness on the condition of other dogs.
The arrival of “The Artist” star at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater drew everyone’s attention. The four-legged actor showed up in a fire truck; he was wearing a yellow bow-tie collar and was taught to perform tricks for the crowd of reporters waiting for him. After cementing his paws and giving “pawtographs” on the DVD and Blu-Ray copies of “The Artist”, Uggie received a fire hydrant-shaped cake to share with his four-legged friends. Among the stars that were present at the event were also his pooch pals Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.